Meaning of adultness in English:


Pronunciation /ˈadʌltnəs/ /əˈdʌltnəs/


mass noun
  • The possession of adult qualities such as emotional maturity or responsibility.

    ‘The depth and adultness of Connie, however, may well be more due to the stunning performance of Diane Lane than to the script or to Lyne's direction.’
    • ‘When Rock Hudson and Doris Day shared fume and frustration in their prolonged comedic foreplay, there was a hint of adultness about it.’
    • ‘There's a formidable, unflinching adultness about Steely Dan, especially late Steely Dan, which is immensely impressive.’
    • ‘The debate should proceed from the premise that adult education must above all be a vehicle for enhancing adultness.’
    • ‘Can the degree or quality of an individual's adultness be assessed?’
    • ‘The amount of emotional space it takes to have a feeling of adultness and autonomy will vary from relationship to relationship.’
    sense of responsibility, sense, level-headedness, responsibleness, matureness, wisdom, adultness